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Should You Hire In-House Programmers as Employees or Outsource to a Consulting Firm?

Nov 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM Matt
Well sure, ok, maybe we might be slightly biased on this. We are, as it turns out, a consulting firm in the business of selling outsourced programming. Ahem... But, nonetheless, I’ll try to be reasonably fair and balanced here. As a consultancy I think we have, in fact, a unique vantage point on such matters, since we spend each day of our lives straddling both sides of this topic: That is, we ...

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Tags: Drupal Hiring

Headless Testing with CasperJS

Nov 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM Mike
Testing is a necessary part of the development process. Without sufficient testing, your project is going to run aground very quickly when you launch and that doesn’t make for many happy people. Human testing can be useful as you can get pretty quick feedback on obvious bugs and visual oddities. The problem is that humans can only test so much before they begin to go blind to little ...

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Tags: Testing

The Best Part of Drupal 8 Is Using Less Drupal

Nov 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM Mike
Drupal and lightweight aren’t words that have historically gone hand in hand. Drupal 6 and 7 had some hoops to jump through to get something not included in the box. If you wanted to use an external service for displaying content or adding features you would feel that pain. Drupal had apparently not heard the phrase, “Less is more”. Does using Drupal really mean that you have to always deal with ...

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Tags: Drupal8

Drupal 8 Will Help You Save Time on the Next Drupal Upgrade

Nov 1, 2017 10:01:00 AM Jay
The Drupal Upgrade Crisis is Over Back in March 2017, Dries Buytaert, the creator of Drupal, published a blog post entitled "Making Drupal upgrades easy forever" in which he confirmed what we here at Ashday had already suspected: Drupal 8 has laid the groundwork for seamless upgrades to future Drupal versions. But what exactly does that mean, and what benefits could this have for your website?

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Tags: Drupal8 Drupal Upgrade Drupal Migration

When Drupal Is a Good Fit

Oct 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM Brian
Drupal sometimes gets a bad rap for being overly complex, but aren't your site needs also complex? If they aren't, you can stop reading here, skip over WordPress and go straight to Squarespace. If Squarespace can’t cover all your needs, keep reading.

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Tags: Drupal

When Is Drupal a Bad Fit?

Oct 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM Brian
My instinct is to say never….but if you are still wondering “Should I use Drupal?”, read on and we will take a look deeper to see if we can find some cases where Drupal may be a bad fit.

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Tags: Drupal Drupal8 CMS

Can My Responsive Website Replace a Mobile App?

Oct 11, 2017 9:03:00 AM Ashday Media Group
Smartphones have had an immense impact on the way we both interact with websites and how they’re built. In the early days of Android and iOS -- or even further back to flip phones that could access the internet -- websites weren’t designed to fit well onto a small screen. Mobile browsers did what they could to make them work, but it really wasn’t all that long ago that you had to double-tap on ...

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Tags: Drupal Responsive Design Application Development

(Con)figuring out Drupal 8: The Sequel

May 24, 2017 8:27:00 AM Clint
In Drupal 7, site deployments could be rather difficult on ambitious sites. Some database level elements were worth programming out in hook_updates (turning on modules, reverting views, etc) and some usually weren't (block placement, contrib module configuration). I remember days where a deployment involved following a three page long Google doc of clicks that had to be carefully replicated. Ugh.

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Tags: Configuration Management Drupal8

Ashday Is at DrupalCon

Apr 24, 2017 5:00:00 PM Clint
We've flown across the country to hang out with thousands of nerds and we love it! For us, the week starts out with a Media & Publishing Summit (in progress) and so far so good. Great conversations are happening about the industry, problems people are encountering, different approaches to using Drupal, etc. Dries also has encouraging news about the Media Initiative in that components of it are ...

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Tags: Drupal8 DrupalCon Publishing

Ashday + EnsembleIQ + Drupal 8 = Rad

Feb 15, 2017 9:03:00 PM Clint
Ok, so I know I'm supposed to wait until 6 months pass between blog posts, but I just can't contain my excitement. We've been doing a heap-ton of exciting Drupal 8 work for publisher Ensemble IQ these past many months and it's now being highlighted as a case study on Drupal.org. Check it out!

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Tags: Drupal8